Global, holistic and sustainable architecture design firm, Aedas:
The eight-storey ‘Sandcrawler’ complex is designed to house the regional headquarters and production facility of the world renowned film and entertainment company (Lucasfilm).
The building resembles the real Sandcrawler featured in the epic saga in a galaxy far far away as a transport vehicle piloted by machine scavenging clan appearing in many of its episodes.
The master planning guidelines for the development are strictly defined, restricting the height envelope and setbacks. Moreover, the guidelines also laid out the minimum amount of mass required on the enclosure. Our design tackled such guidelines, fulfilling the various requirements yet retaining a strong civic identity for the local headquarters.
The result is a tapering “horseshoe” floor plan which achieves an average net to gross area efficiency of over 80%. There are planting and green terraces on the exposed wing faces, and the open space is landscaped in a natural & overgrown manner.
The ‘Sandcrawler’ is anticipated to complete construction by late 2012.
2011 Shortlisted Best Future Commercial Project World Architecture Festival
2011 Winner The International Architecture Award – The Chicago Athenaeum
2011 Best Office Architecture Singapore International Property Award
(hat tip to Amanda C. for the lead, via inhabitat.com)
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